Pakistan and China Review Areas of Further Cooperation in Agriculture and Livestock

Pakistan and China have held the Third meeting of the China-Pakistan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Agriculture. The participants of the meeting discussed and reviewed areas to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in agriculture and livestock between the two countries.

China’s Royal Group of China has established a laboratory in Lahore to develop buffalo embryos of elite animals. The company also plans to set up a buffalo dairy farm of 8,000 heads. MNFS&R noted that the project will significantly improve buffalo breeds and milk yield both in Pakistan and China.

Sichuan Litong Ltd. and China Machinery and Engineering Corporation have started chili contract-farming in Punjab and Sindh. The company is providing local farmers technology and training to grow high-quality chilis. It has plans to expand this operation to 10,000 hectares and also establish a chili processing plant.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects aim to boost agricultural trade and expand economic activities. Shandong Rainbow Agriculture Polytron Technologies Inc. is planning to set up laboratories for potato seed culture and oilseed development. Zhengbang Ltd. has signed an MOU with Fauji Fertilizer Corporation to jointly establish plants to produce pesticides.

Pakistan and China have held their first Joint Working Group meeting in Islamabad, which aims to expand agricultural trade and deepen scientific ties between the two countries. NI Hongxing, who led the Chinese delegation, said that China looks forward to further strengthening its partnership with Pakistan in agriculture.